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7 Celebrities Whose Comments on Michael Brown’s Death Reveal Their Understanding of Race Relations

While many Black celebrities have remained silent about the Aug. 9 police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, other popular stars have taken to social media and other outlets to state their feelings on the shooting and the protests afterward. These celebrities have mixed opinions and speculations that you may or may not agree with.

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T.I.

Rapper T.I. took to Instagram @troubleman31 to express his feeling about Brown’s killing.

“America has created a monster. The result of ignoring & mishandling an already fragile spirited, recently enslaved, presently oppressed race/generation of people. Look at us. We’re the monster that now refuses to be dismissed, overlooked & ignored. We were brought to this place, unaware of our own cultures, religion & traditions therefore, we created our own. Now look at us.

“For years we’ve been crying out for the nation to address the substandard education systems & disparaging treatment of our citizens in communities across America. Our people have had an increasing lack of opportunities for generations. There have been homes broken, lives shattered and futures lost on your watch….unanswered. Look at us.

“How long can u expect a nation/race/generation of people to be blatantly disrespected? Spoken to and treated with arrogant tones of insignificance. Our fathers, uncles, brothers & role models were killed & imprisoned more often than educated. Now look at us.

“Our friends & relatives murdered and cast aside without thought, as though your human life is more valuable than ours. How long can that go on without consequence? Now Look at us.

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6 thoughts on “7 Celebrities Whose Comments on Michael Brown’s Death Reveal Their Understanding of Race Relations

  1. ITS TIME TO SUE THE GOVERMENT THIS COUNTRY IS RACIST AND WE HAVE THE PROOF LETS HIT AMERICA WERE IT HURTS IN THERE POCKETS

  2. Gloria Lee says:

    Vote

  3. Theresa 'Tammie' Parrott says:

    From day one, when West Africans were "Dropped" off in Brazil and America, White surpremacy was the motivation of the indoctrination in the minds of our people.

    Their names, language, culture and faith was taken away and replaced with everything European. Today we have the name of slave owners, we embrace holiday's that have nothing to do with us (Independence Day and don't embrace Juneteenth). When the West Africans left Africa, the Arabs had already indoctrinated them into Islam, when they arrived on the shores of what is now America, they were indoctrinated into Christianity. They were told what his name was, shown a picture of what he looked like(White), told about the angels(White) and the Last Supper(Everybody at the table was white). They were sold racial superiority for the get go and it's been passed from generation to generation. Today we are still indoctrinating our kids in it, therefore supporting racial superiority.

    The history of the black man did not start in America, it started in Africa. Black people shun the thought of anything related to Africa. Anyone who try to educate Black people about "Real" history are called militants, rebel rousers, radical. We allow others to dictate the voices we hear or don't hear, all in the name of trying to intergrate into a society that was not created for us. Remember, when the constitution was written, it excluded the Native Americans and the African people brought to this country against their will. Read Article 4 Section 2 of the constitution, why is still a part of the constituion in 2014?

    In my opinion, the only reason the Civil Rights Bill was passed is because the US meddling in Vietnam and couldn't justify what they were doing there while the unequal treatment of Black people was going on in their own country. I think MLK came to that conclusion as well. Listen to his Vietnam speech that got him killed.

    There is a difference between assimilation and intergration. When we as Black people start to think for ourselves and let go of the indoctrination that's been passed from generation to generation, the better off we will be. But that's very hard to do for a people who after 500yrs of mental slavery, can't seem to break the mental chain. Especially with religion. Black/African people have been indoctrinated in other cultures religion. I cannot embrace a religion that was used to jusify the inhumane treat of human beings. They treated black people worst than animals, but they did this one good thing for them which was teach them their religion. Google the History of Chrisitanity, History of Islam and then the history of African Spirituality. Religion and Spirituality are two different things.

    As long as we continue to support racial superiority, we will have the same result.

  4. Sundiata Keita says:

    yall been in a war for 500 years and just now realizing it. yall got to wake up one day, and i got my ammo for the day it gets so bad yall have to realize it.

  5. Sundiata Keita says:

    that didnt work during Reconstruction or during the Civil Rights Era. we gotta go with a new script. voting doesnt work in a war.

  6. Gov needs to give Black people reparations, and start respecting them. America was built by Black women men and children, on Native land. White people need to start standing up for Blacks & Natives and everyone else that isn't gettingtreated rright… Because if you DONT stand up for the righteous people, no one will stand up for you when the gov is gonna fuck w you because you're Irish/Jewish/gay/disabled/some "minority"…

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